Fridays at the Seminary

An ongoing reflection series featuring compelling topics and hosted by theological thinkers. View the 2014-2015 Fridays schedule.

Fridays at the Seminary lectures and workshops are held in the Lettie Pate Evans Room, Addison Academic Center, lower level. Registration includes morning refreshments and lunch.

How World Christianity is Changing World Mission
March 6, 2015 RESCHEDULED to APRIL 24
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Register
Dr. Robert Heaney

Practicing Resurrection: Deepening Faith as the Body of Christ
April 10, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Register
Dr. Timothy Sedgwick

Sparkling in the Darkness: The Spirituality of Pauli Murray
May 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Register
Professor Donyelle C. McCray
How World Christianity
is Changing
World Mission

The world is a changed and changing place. To analyze such change independent of religion and theology is to understand little. Dr. Heaney will identify major themes of religious change in the twentieth and twenty-first century and invite participants into considering how themes such as independence, migration and pluralism shape Christian practice and Christian belief.

The Rev. Robert S. Heaney, Ph.D, D.Phil. joined the Virginia Theological Seminary in Fall 2013. He serves as the director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies and assistant professor of Christian mission at VTS. As director, Heaney ensures the center’s continued support of theological education; the engagement of Anglican leaders and scholars in study, research and conversation; and interreligious dynamics across the Communion. (Read More).

Practicing Resurrection: Deepening Faith
as the Body of Christ

The recent history of the Episcopal Church is not narrowly a matter of conflict and division but equally a history of discovering what it means to be the Church as the body of Christ.

Dr. Sedgwick will examine how in issues of belief or morals it is not a matter of "who'se right?" but rather looking at how we pass on Christian faith from one generation to the next.

Timothy F. Sedgwick, Ph.D. joined the VTS faculty in 1997. He is the Clinton S. Quin Professor of Christian Ethics. From 2007-2014 he servd as Vice President for Academic Affairs. He most recently released a new book, "Sex, Moral Teaching, and the Unity of the Church: A Study of the Episcopal Church." (Read more)